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Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

Gone Crazy in Alabama is the last book in a trilogy from Rita Williams-Garcia about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern Gaither, three African American sisters growing up in the 1960s. Each … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

I’ll be brief because writing this feels so blasphemous and disloyal—I do not have high praise for Toni Morrison’s latest novel. I wrote a lot of notes while reading it … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

When my own mother gave me this book last year, I was not a mother. I had read a lot of Maya Angelou’s work, and while I didn’t have the … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder

You may know that with the help of her daughter, writer Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, wrote a book series to tell of her family’s days of trying to … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy’s Citizens Creek illuminates an unheralded facet of black life in America: the lives of African Americans who were enslaved by Indian tribes. The story centers on a fictionalized … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Abina and The Important Men by Trevor R. Getz and Liz Clarke

This very earnest book that gives voice to a young woman who suffered an injustice has an innovative format and not-so-great artwork. In 1876, after slavery was abolished in the … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Obviously many comedians have written books but a new era of comedians writing memoirs was ushered in when Amy Poehler’s pal Tina Fey wrote Bossypants. Poehler has taken the template … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

brown girl dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson’s poetic memoir, is lyrical and lovely without being saccharine. The decision to chronicle her early life in verse ( as opposed to prose) served her … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann

Most of us are aware of the story in which Snow White bites into a poisoned apple and falls into a deep sleep…but why does she bite into it the first … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly

This well-researched historical mystery’s protagonist is referred to as Benjamin Janvier sometimes and at other times his last name is January. And while I thought this was strange at first, … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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